We Need More Fermented Foods in Our Diets For Better Gut Health

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We need to eat more fermented foods. We need more fermented food in our diets. Think about it. Just barely 2 generations ago (50 years or so), our grandparents were canning and preserving their own fresh veggies and fruits and making their own cheese and butter. Now we get everything from the grocery store. 99% of it is processed and we have (in less than a generation) forgotten how to provide our own food. We’re sicker, have more health issues, and our lifespans have been shortened.

READ THIS FROM HARVARD: Fermented Foods For Better Gut Health

I suspect most of the modern ailments and pain we suffer now are because we have drastically and quickly changed our diets in the last century. Our bodies, on a biological level, from an evolutionary standpoint cannot handle this drastic change. Digestive issues are a LARGE part of the major health problems we’ve been having. The increase in digestive health problem have increased over the past 50-100 years that we have stopped eating fermented foods.

We’ve cut out almost all the healthy bacteria that help our digestive systems…yet we WONDER why we’re all so sick all the time? Seriously!? It should be a no brainer…but we’re not figuring it out.

As a society we have forgotten where our food comes from. We don’t care anymore and that is causing our health issues to increase. It’s causing us to be sick.

We need a better diet. A diet with more healthy gut bacteria. More probiotics. More fermented foods. More home preserves.

Less processed sugars too. Processed sugar is a major contributor to diabetes and other common health problems.

We need to eat more fermented foods with probiotics which help with digestion.

Foods like:

  • Kombacha
  • Kefir
  • Sauerkraut
  • Pickled EVERYTHING
  • Kimchi
  • Yogurt
  • Tempeh

Here’s a list of 11 Probiotic Foods That Are Super Healthy from Healthline.com

We also need more organic fruits and veggies in our diets and get away from the carbohydrates which cause inflammation. Stop eating processed foods and sugars. Eat more natural foods and fresh produce.

If you think you can’t afford to eat healthy food…think about this.

Can you afford $50k in medical bills when you have to have surgery on your stomach or you need medications for life because your digestive system is broken from eating junk for so long?

Think about that next time you go to the grocery store.

IN fact…STOP GOING TO THE GROCERY STORE. Buy seeds and plant your own garden. Grow your own food. Raise your own meat.

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Buy or build a large grow box in your apartment if you don’t have room or a yard to grow your own food in.

Get a couple LED grow lights (they’re inexpensive and last a long time). Buy some seeds, plant your garden indoors. You can grow year round that way.

Buy a pressure cooker and some mason jars and lids and the equipment you need to can and preserve your own food. Learn how to preserve and ferment your own foods. Learn how to can and preserve your own food and store it for later.

Find someone to help you who has done it before. Stop buying canned and processed food at the grocery store. You don’t know where it comes from or what’s in it. Stay away from sugar.

Drink more water. Eat more fermented food. Balance it out with exercise and moderation.

I think we’ll all be healthier in the long run this way.

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DISCLAIMER: The opinions and views expressed here are my own and are not meant to be taken as medical advice or a substitute for medical advice from a trained professional. Seek the advice of your doctor (even though they don’t know how to grow their own food or eat healthy and never ask what your diet is like anymore) I have to say this stupid crap because some people are stupid and the world has lost it’s damn mind. Common sense seems to be a rare commodity nowadays. Anyway. Seek the advice of a professional before any major changes in diet or eating something that might not agree with you. Don’t take this article as science or fact or whatever. It’s just opinion. Don’t be an idiot. Don’t try this at home. Blah blah blah.